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The smoke of the gods : a social history of tobacco

Author: Eric Burns
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2007.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fox New Watch host Eric Burns, who chronicled the social history of alcohol in The Spirits of America turns to tobacco in The Smoke of the Gods. Ranging from ancient times to the present day, The Smoke of the Gods is a lively history of tobacco, especially in the United States. Although tobacco use is controversial in the U.S. today, Burns reminds us that this was not always the case. For centuries tobacco was  Read more...
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Burns, Eric.
Smoke of the gods.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006017390
(OCoLC)69671932
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Burns
ISBN: 9781592134823 1592134823 1281093726 9781281093721
OCLC Number: 166346281
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The ancient world --
The Old World --
The enemies of tobacco --
The politics of tobacco --
The rise of tobacco --
Rush to judgment --
Ghost, body, and soul --
The cigarette --
The Carry Nation of tobacco --
The last good time --
The case against tobacco --
The turning point --
Epilogue: "The ten o'clock people."
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Eric Burns.
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For centuries tobacco was generally thought to have medicinal and even spiritual value. Tobacco changed the very course of US history, because its discovery caused the British to support Jamestown,  Read more...

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